It's always fun to discover something you should have already known about. Ken Reid's illustrations are new to me. I don't know anything about him, side from the information I picked up on this website. He was born in Manchester England in 1919 and died in 1987. His comic strip and comic book work reminds me of Basil Wolverton's drawings of super ugly monsters in absurd situations.
I haven't had a chance to do an exhaustive search of his work online, but my favorite so far are his World Wide Weirdies illustrations, which have fantastically detailed drawings of bizarre creatures in the margins. Some early issues of Mad magazine, Humbug, and Weirdo also had these kinds of margin drawings. It's a great effect!
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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